On Friday, January 29, 1858, Olive's mother, Mahitable, got a telegram telling her to come to Howard's home. She quickly complied, and was there when her daughter died at about 6 in the evening. Dr. Howard got a coffin for Olive, and the twins' mother took her daughter's body by train to Sutton. On February 3, Olive's body was exhumed for an autopsy, which showed evidence of recent pregnancy as well as signs of instrumentation and damage to the cervix. Dr. Frost believed that Olive had hemorrhaged due to the damage to her cervix. He removed and preserved her uterus. Another physician examined the uterus and concluded that the placenta had been retained for some time after the abortion, and that this retained placenta would also cause hemorrhage. Howard was tried in Olive's death. Olivia testified that she had taken her sister to Howard for the express purpose of an abortion. Olive was perhaps six months pregnant. After consultation and discussion, the young women paid Howard $100. Details of Olive's last weeks can be found here. Howard was convicted in Olive's death.